The Minister of Commerce for Saudi Arabia, Majid Al-Qasabi, is actively preparing for the upcoming meetings of the Saudi-British Strategic Partnership Council in London
According to the Saudi Press Agency, preparatory sessions involved extensive discussions on collaborative initiatives spanning diverse sectors such as trade, investment, education, healthcare, energy, industry, culture, and sports.
Al-Qasabi, alongside Saudi Ambassador to the UK Prince Khalid bin Bandar, engaged in talks with various British officials, including Deputy Prime Minister Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Business and Trade Kemi Badenoch, Investment Minister Dominic Johnson, and the advisor to the British Prime Minister for business and investment, Frank Petitgas. Meetings were also held with James Emmett, Chief Operating Officer of the UK Infrastructure Bank, and Mark Jones, Director of the British Museum.
The discussions encompassed strategies to strengthen the economic partnership between Saudi Arabia and the UK, focusing on priority sectors, implementing agreed initiatives, and exploring new business and investment opportunities. Emphasis was placed on encouraging British companies to expand their operations in the Kingdom to capitalize on existing opportunities.
Al-Qasabi was scheduled to meet with Nusrat Ghani, the Minister of State for Industry and Economic Security, to explore avenues for enhancing supply chain flexibility, utilizing artificial intelligence in economic endeavors, and sharing expertise in joint projects, particularly in the field of mining rare metals.
Additionally, discussions with Minister of State for Schools Damian Hinds were planned to delve into opportunities for the development of educational and training initiatives.